Exploring Status

Exploring Status in Scripted Drama (Acting workshop)

Leader: Julia Bolden
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2013, 6.45pm – 9.45pm
Venue: Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge CB1 3UZ
Cost: £12 (members/concessions £10)

To register, e-mail workshops@writeon.org.uk with Status in the subject line. You will be sent a Paypal link via which to make your payment (you do not need a Paypal account to use the link)

This fun participatory acting workshop, led by WRiTEON’s chairperson, Julia Bolden,  is suitable for actors, directors and writers, at all levels of experience.

It’s amazing how differently the same script can come across, just by changing the status of the characters in relation to one another. It’s not as cut and dried as it sounds – for example; a boss can be played low status and an employee high or a King can be low and a beggar high.

Julia has directed numerous staged readings for WRiTEON in several seasons of MaD and Naked Stage, as well as in the ad hoc productions; Table Talk, ANGLES and A Twist of Lemon, all of which she also produced. Prior to moving to Cambridge and discovering WRiTEON, she taught Drama at a Stage School for several years, worked as an Arts Editor and Theatre Reviewer for a local newspaper and directed several plays for adults and shows for children.

Comments from participants in other recent workshops led by Julia:

“Superb preparation and organisation, challenging activities, not a dull second. I am inspired!”

“Useful and fun. The process of the workshop was well-designed, great skill in facilitation.”

“Excellent. Just what I needed and it was fun as well.”

“I learned a lot. Thanks very much.”